Launch of Report on “Socio-economic Impact Assessment of Food Delivery Platform Workers"

Past Event

The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) organised an in-person event to launch its pioneering report, Socio-economic impact assessment of food delivery platform workers, on August 28.

The objective of the report was to conduct a socio-economic impact assessment of food delivery platform workers. The issue of platform workers, especially those engaged in food delivery, has been the subject of extensive debate, especially with regard to their incomes, work conditions, work status, social security, and health insurance, among other things. This report is a contribution to both the literature and policy-making about food delivery platform workers in India.

Following was the detailed programme for the event:

3:00-3:30 pm Registration
3:30-3:40 pm


Welcome Address
Anil K. Sharma
Secretary and Operations Director, NCAER
3:40-4:10 pm


Report Launch 

Presentation of report, “Socio-economic impact assessment of food delivery platform workers”

Chair: Gurucharan Manna, Senior Adviser, NCAER
Presenter: Bornali Bhandari, Professor, NCAER

4:10-4:55 pm


Panel Discussion: Designing Social Security and Skilling Schemes for Food Delivery Platform Workers: What, How, for Whom?

  • Sudipto Mundle, Chairman, Centre for Development Studies and Non-resident Senior Fellow, NCAER (Moderator)
  • C.M. Reddy, MD and CEO, Schoolnet India
  • Rameesh Kailasam, CEO,
  • Rakshita Swamy, Founder and Director, Social Accountability Forum for Action and Research
  • Pallavi Choudhuri, Senior Fellow, NCAER

        Q & A Session 

4:55-5:00 pm


Vote of Thanks
Ajaya K. Sahu, Associate Fellow, NCAER 

High Tea


  • Event Date

    28 August 2023
  • Location

    T2-Auditorium, NCAER
  • Event Type

    Book Launch
  • Event Mode